Monday, November 20, 2017

Online Extravaganza
Don’t pinch yourself!

I assure you, this isn’t a dream. For 24 hours only, select stamp sets from the 2017-2018 annual and 2017 holiday catalogs are 20% off during our Online Extravaganza.

A limited time offer, don’t wait to start your order.  Time moves quickly, so make every hour count - stock up on stamps for the year!

Stamp Sale starts 19 November 11:59 pm and ends 20 November 11:59 pm.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Favourite Technique

Hello and thank you for popping in to see today's creation!  I'm a bit excited because this is my first time Hopping with these fabulous girls!

Currently, you're with Lisa Eaton, at the bottom of my post you'll find the line up, please hop around to everyone and see their fabulous creations - I can't wait to see what the other ladies have chosen as their favourite technique.

Today's theme had me thinking; I have so many favourite techniques, how do you choose just one?

In the end, I finally decided on Acrylic Block Water Colouring, how good do these colours look together?!

To create this effect, you'll want to have your cardstock ready - I used Shimmery White, I love that the sparkle comes through the water colour.
  1. choose your ink pad colours - I've used Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo.
  2. grab the acrylic block closest to the size card you want to make - I used my I Block.
  3. starting at the lightest; add the ink to the acrylic block - there's no real trick to this part except that you'll want to start with the lightest so that you're not getting dark ink onto a light ink pad.
  4. once you're happy with the coverage, using your Stampin' Spritzer (and water) spritz (2-3 squirts MAX) onto the block - I do this over a wad of paper towel
  5. acrylic block to paper, you want to start at the side and drag the block across the paper - there's no method to this part at all - actually, the less you think about this part the better.
  6. set aside to dry for half an hour while you admire your handy work!
I've then attached this to a Daffodil Delight card base using snail adhesive. To stamp the sentiment you're going to want to use Memento Ink in Archival Black just in-case it bleeds into the background.

To create the rest of the card, I've used the Leaves from Flourish Thinlits, "Friend" comes from Lovely Words Thinlits and the "For a Great" sentiment is from Lovely Inside & Out, and of course some rhinestones, because - why not?! right? lol - you'll find all of these in the Annual Catalogue.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you've been inspired by what I've created, be sure to click the next name on the list to be inspired all over again.
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

FREE Designer Series Paper!

Admit it; you're just as in love with gorgeous Designer Series Paper as I am!

Back by popular demand - for the month of OCTOBER you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE!

This year, the sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogues. And it even includes select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks!

What's your favourite? For me, the coffee addict in me adores Coffee Break, and anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE Sunflowers, so Painted Autumn is next on my list of must haves.

How does your wish list look? Is it as long as your arm?

Yes? Then why not join Stampin' Up! and get $235 worth of product for $169? 

One of the best things, I think as a Demonstrator, is being able to not only see new products before they're available to our customers BUT being able to order new products and play with them before our customers can... If you think that sounds good too, you need to join our team!

Click "join Stampin' Up!" up there in the menu to find out more about joining Stampin' Up!

My goal this year has been to grow my team - Keeping INK Simple. I would LOVE it to be you that helps me meet that goal!
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

August Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop

 Hi there and welcome to another blog hop with the girls from the Ink & Inspiration Design Team.

This month we have a great photo for inspiration.  Our fabulous Jessie was inspired by this gorgeous packaging... beautiful, yes?

Lots of things about this picture are inspiring, the beautiful fresh colours, the circles or bubbles, the ombre effect or even the font layering.  What inspires you about this image?

I was inspired by the colours - we all know I love my blues & greens.  BUT, I was also inspired by the texture... Here's what I came up with.

To create this card, I've layered the Watercolor Wash Background Stamp with the Brick Mask and  some Embossing Paste - this stuff is seriously addictive and if you haven't tried it yet - you need to!  I've also used the Lovely Words Thinlets for my sentiment, some Burlap Ribbon and my favourite Linen Thread.  Oh and a scrunched up piece of White Doily.

Thank you for popping in, please hop all the way around to see what these fabulous girls have created and don't forget to leave some love on your way through - we love reading your comments xo

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Random Act of Kindness - July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Blog Hop. You are visiting Lisa Eaton in Australia. I am showcasing cards I will be sending as part of the Random Act of Kindness Card Group on Facebook.

I celebrated my birthday mid-June and my letter-box was bulging with happy mail - my daughter looooves checking the letter-box each afternoon to see what we've received. THANK YOU to all that sent us love xo

Each month, we each select a few people from the Group to send a RAK card to, to brighten their day. Please feel free to join the Group if you would like to participate in the RAK cards movement (blogging is totally optional) #makeacardsendacard #imbringingRAKcardsback

Here is a sneak peek of the card I have made to send out this month:

Yes, I know it's the card I shared for my TPC015 Challenge on Friday night.  But it was such a cute card I created one in each of the 2017-2019 In Colors and decided they'd be my RAK Cards for the month.

I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting Lisa Eaton, don't forget to check the list below & hop around all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Tickled pINK Team Challenge - Butterflies

Happy Friday everyone!

I thought I'd pop in with a new challenge card.

When you join Stampin' Up! you become part of a team of like minded crafters.

When *I* joined Stampin' Up! nearly 4 years ago, I became a Tickled pINK Stamper, we are a group of fabulous crafters,  I remember knocking very gingerly on the front door at the first team night I went to, a gorgeous, friendly, smiling face greeted me - we had an awesome night and these ladies are now more like family than Stampin' Up! team mates.

Once a month, we are given a challenge - sometimes product based, sometimes technique based - ALWAYS fun!  Our latest Challenge is;

I've chosen to use a simple, classic colour scheme of Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White and Fresh Fig.  I'm sure you've noticed that I am fairly clean and simple in my style of card making,  today I've chosen to add a few layers for texture.  On the subject of texture, are you in love with that beautiful 3D Hexagon Embossing Folder too?  So many beautiful new products in this catalogue.

A more detailed list of the products I've used are listed below with links to my online store.

I have used:

Speaking of being part of an amazing team; if you'd like more information on joining our team, please email me or click here to be taken to the joining page.

There is a FANTASTIC joining special this month... check this out:

Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! With your Starter Kit purchased from 1–31 July, you will also receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including the following items:

* D Block (2) ~ 118485
* Grid Paper ~ 130148
* Paper Snips ~ 103579
* SNAIL Adhesive ~ 104332
* Bone Folder ~ 102300
* Carols of Christmas Stamp Set ~ 144804

Altogether, that’s an added value of $121, with so many crafting basics included in the Essentials Gift Pack, you can start crafting with your friends faster than ever.


Pop back on Sunday for the Random Act of Kindness Blog Hop, I've received some beautiful cards this month from all over the world.
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Pick a Pattern Travel Mug

Hi All!

Wandering through The Reject Shop (a cheap shop here in Australia) last Sunday and I found these super cute Travel Mugs, for $5 each!

Now, I don't know about you but when I see things like this, I always think of what I have in my craft room that I can use to personalise it.  When I saw this gorgeous colour, I immediately thought of the beautiful Stampin' Up! 2016-2018 In Color Flirty Flamingo - am I right?  Then I thought of our new Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper with the super cute Caravans, Foxes and Tents!!!

Today I'm under the weather with a head cold and was looking for something to do so I dismantled the travel mug and traced out the insert with my chosen DSP and it was honestly THAT EASY!

VOILA, new personalised travel mug... VERY CUTE travel mug at that, I think.

What do you think?  I bought 4 LOL they also had my daughters favourite colour - yellow!  So you might want to pop by over the weekend to see what I do with the others.

Enjoy the rest of your week xo
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to my first time playing along with my new Design Team Girls!

You are currently visiting Lisa Eaton from Australia. I hope you enjoy my Masculine Themed card this week, I know I had fun creating it.

I've created this super cute card for my awesome hubby Jason.  On Sunday mornings, before the teenagers get up, we sit and chat about our week ahead, he always asks what I've got on & what my Stampin' Up! plans are for the week.

I've used my FAVOURITE Suite from the new catalogue, Coffee Break.  I was in love with the Designer Series Paper the second I spotted it - and the matching Stamp Set - what's not to love!?

Here's a bit of a close up of the messy layering and distressing - my "Masculine" element.

I've used Crumb Cake to create the card base, given it a swipe over with Early Espresso on a Stampin' Sponge and then layered up some of the Coffee Break DSP's - which I think make cards really easy, such great prints - on BOTH sides.

I hope that you like what I've created and that we've inspired you to try something different.  Don't forget to hop your way through my talented Design Team Members, I am sure know there is lots more inspiration to be had!

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Friday, June 16, 2017

In Colour Share Club

You’d love to get your hands on the NEW 2017-2019 In-Colours but your budget won’t allow it?

You need to join my 2017 - 2019 In-Colour Share Club!

For just $50 per month (including postage) for 5 months, you can own all of the 2017–2019 In-Colours!

I’ll start with the beautiful Berry Burst, a BOLD, FUN colour that looks amazing paired with just about anything.

You will receive:

1 Stampin’ Write Marker
1 Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad
1 Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
4 Sheets 12x12 Cardstock
12 Sheets A4 Cardstock
4 Sheets Fresh Florals DSP
¼ Roll Finely Woven Ribbon
4 Bitty Bows
In-Colour Samples Book Mark
In-Colour Colour Ideas Sheet

…and a little surprise from yours truly

Once I have FOUR people registered and the first month has been paid for, I will order our goodies and when everything has arrived I’ll separate it into shares and get it out to you!
I will send you all a quick email to let you know once your goodies leave me so you know to start stalking your postie.

Register here:

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Annual Catalogue Launch

I did it!  I hosted my very first Catalogue Launch Party.  It was a roaring success, out of 15 RSVP's 10 people showed up and we had a FABULOUS time stamping, flicking through the catalogue pointing out our favourite things, and our not so favourite things (there's never many of those though).

It was a huge job and I could not have done it without the support of my AMAZING family :)

Sure, there are a few things I'd do differently next time, and yes I'd probably spend less time stressing about things that no one noticed lol - tablecloths - are they really that important? (they were to me!)  

Why don't you have a look and decide, leave your comments below and let me know what you think.

Photo's & Styling by my gorgeous bestie (and newest Team Member Gabby)

As Guests walked in, they saw - a beautiful bunch of Sunflowers, a framed "Statement of the Heart", a pile of catalogues - AKA The Guest of Honour, Lucky Door Prize Entries and a few frames - YELLOW of course to match my gorgeous Sunflower logo with details about upcoming classes.

Walking through to my Family Room, there were two trestle tables full of Stampin' Up! Amazing-ness!  I made sure that there were Class Samples, lots of samples using the NEW In-Colours, some older products - Punch Boards (which my customers can't get enough of!) in the back there are the Lucky Door Prizes - CURRENT product which again - they LOVED!

To show that there is more to Stampin' Up! than Card Making, I also had on display treat boxes, wrapped chocolates, bunting - who doesn't love colourful bunting?! and some beautiful posies made from the Daisy Punch - I can not get enough of this Suite - oh my gosh!

At the back of my Family Room, my kitchen table was set up as the Make and Take Table - and let me tell you, some serious fun was had here throughout the day!  My other FABULOUS team member and cousin Donna was brilliant in helping everyone with their make and takes, Big Shot newbies and stamping newbies - Donna was amazing with them all!

There were two different make and takes - one was a book mark featuring the In Colours so that everyone had samples to take home of the gorgeous colours.  And the other was a card using Delightful Daisy DSP and the gorgeous Dragonfly Die from Dragonfly Dreams - BUT I forgot to get photo's of those.

To finish up, we had Gabby's Cafe, Gab was the best hostess ever, no one went without a cup of tea or coffee, she made sure everyone had a snack while flicking their way through the catalogue and placing orders.  She really was the best help I could have asked for.

So, that's it.  My Catalogue Launch Party - I can't wait to do it again, we all had so much fun.  It has taken me a few days to get over the busy-ness of it all but I can't wait to get back into my Craft Room and get planning on some new classes for you all.

Thank you so much for popping in, please leave me some love by way of a comment.

See you soon xo

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